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How MetLife, TE Connectivity & Other Large Boards Are Tackling Women Underrepresentation Featured

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Campbell CEO Joins MetLife’s Board 

MetLife named Denise M. Morrison, 60, President and CEO of Campbell Soup since 2011, to its board of directors. Morrison joined Campbell in 2003 and has held a variety of executive positions, including EVP and COO, and President of Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer. Prior to joining Campbell, Morrison served for eight years in various leadership roles at Kraft Foods, Nestle USA, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble. In 2012, she was named to President Barack Obama's Export Council. 

Connectivity Solutions Giant Appoints Retired Southwest Airlines’ CFO as Director

TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, elected Laura H. Wright, 54, to its Board. Since her retirement in 2012 as CFO of Southwest Airlines, Wright founded GSB Advisors, to provide strategic and financial consulting to growth and non-profit companies. During her 25 year career at Southwest, she served in a variety of financial roles including CFO, SVP of Finance, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. She began her career at Arthur Young & Co

Retiring EVP and Chief Customer Officer of Juniper Networks Joins Bed Bath & Beyond and Whirlpool Boards

Domestic merchandise retailer Bed Bath & Beyond and home appliance company Whirlpool, both the companies elected Geraldine "Gerri" Elliott, 57, EVP and Chief Customer Officer at Juniper Networks, as an independent member of the Board. Elliott will soon retire from Juniper later this year. Elliott’s prior roles were EVP and chief sales officer, and as EVP of strategic alliances at Juniper. Elliott joined Juniper in 2009 from Microsoft, where she held a series of senior executive positions, including as Corporate VP of Worldwide Public Sector organization. Prior to joining Microsoft, Elliott spent 22 years at IBM, where she held executive and management positions in strategy development, services and consulting, product management and sales leadership.

Date Range: February 17th - March 17th

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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